Countries Eligible for Green Card Lottery 2021

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Here is a list of countries eligible for Green Card Lottery 2021. They have been grouped by geographical region. We will also take a look at countries not eligible for DV Lottery 2021.

This is because they have sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S for the last five years. The figure also includes people who have immigrated through family-based (this applies to those whose immediate relatives are U.S. citizens) or fall under the employment-based immigration category.

Countries Eligible for Green Card Lottery 2021

AFRICA

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cabo Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt*
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Persons who have been born in the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt, those born in the West Bank are chargeable to Jordan, those born in the Golan Heights are chargeable to Syria.

ASIA

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region**
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel*
  • Japan***
  • Jordan*
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria*
  • Taiwan**
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

The following countries do qualify and have been listed above.

  • Hong Kong S.A.R
  • Macau S.A.R
  • Taiwan

People born in Macau S.A.R derive their eligibility from Portugal.

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People born in the following countries are chargeable to Japan:

  • Habomai Islands
  • Shikotan
  • Kunashiri
  • Etorofu

People born in the following countries are chargeable to Russia:

  • Southern Sakhalin

EUROPE

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark (including components and dependent areas overseas)
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France (including components and dependent areas overseas)
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau Special Administrative Region*
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands (including components and dependent areas overseas)
  • Northern Ireland***
  • Norway (including components and dependent areas overseas)
  • Poland
  • Portugal (including components and dependent areas overseas)
  • Romania
  • Russia**
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City

Macau S.A.R qualifies and has been included in the list above. People born in Macau S.A.R derive their eligibility from Portugal.

The following country is treated separately for DV program. People born in this country do qualify and have been included in the above list.

  • Northern Ireland

People born in the following countries are chargeable to Japan:

  • Habomai Islands
  • Shikotan
  • Kunashiri
  • Etorofu

People born in the following countries are chargeable to Russia:

  • Southern Sakhalin

NORTH AMERICA

  • The Bahamas

OCEANIA

  • Australia (including components and dependent areas overseas)
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of Nauru
  • New Zealand (including components and dependent areas overseas)
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Countries Not Eligible For DV Lottery 2020

AFRICA

  • Nigeria
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ASIA

  • Bangladesh
  • China (mainland-born)
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Korea
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam

EUROPE

  • Great Britain (United Kingdom)

It includes the dependent areas listed below:

  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Montserrat
  • Pitcairn
  • South Georgia
  • South Sandwich Islands
  • St. Helena
  • Turks
  • Caicos Islands

NORTH AMERICA

  • Canada
  • Mexico

SOUTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Peru

Conclusion

I hope that this post on the list of countries eligible for Green Card Lottery 2021 and countries not eligible for DV Lottery 2021 has been of great help to you.

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